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South Florida Hospital Leads Clinical Trial in Medical Breakthrough

Doctors at a South Florida hospital ran the first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that enables doctors to get close to bones, organs and veins without the need to make a single incision.

Named “Revolution CT,” the body scanner is able to capture images of bones, blood vessels and organs in high-definition.

Patients ride onto the chamber of the scanner where a fan-shaped beam of x-rays passes down their bodies and a computer reconstructs a digital model of the body.

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General Electric, which released images of the first clinical trial last Wednesday, says that the scanner is so quick and efficient, it can build an image of a heart in the time it takes for a single heartbeat.

The images released were taken from living patients at West Kendall Baptist Hospital in South Florida – the first hospital to test Revolution CT in the field.

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